The Great River Shakespeare Festival will hold three days of activities to celebrate its 10th season in Winona that will be capped off with the formal "passing of the torch" to its new artistic director.
The celebration will run from June 28th through the 30th and will conclude on Sunday, June 30th, with the formal introduction of Doug Scholz-Carlson as the new artistic director. Scholz-Carlson is currently the Festival's associate director.
Scholz-Carlson is replacing Paul Barnes, one of the three founding producing directors of the festival. Mayor Mark Peterson will declare June 30th as Paul Barnes Day. The torch will be officially passed during a 10th anniversary picnic on June 30th following the Festival's matinee performance of "Twelfth Night."
A gala with cast and crew featuring live music and dancing will be held on June 28th following the opening performance of Twelfth Night. A director's reception on June 29th will precede the opening night performance of King Henry the Fifth.
All three events are open to the public with a $10 Will's Opening Weekend admission button. The buttons are available at the GRSF box office at the Winona State University Performing Arts Center or at www.grsf.org/wow